Pope Francis kissed the forehead of a boy with cerebral palsy after landing in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, coaxing a small smile from the severely disabled 10-year-old.
Pope Francis saw Michael Keating as he was being driven away from the plane on Saturday morning. Ordering the car to stop, Francis got out and walked over to the boy, put his hand on his head and kissed him as his sobbing mother looked on.
Michael Keating’s mother said “His hands were so soft. When he kissed my son, it was wonderful. I know it’s life-changing for our family.”